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  • Flashback - Obama Keynote Speaker 2004 DNC

    Freepers first impressions of Obama are interesting. The comments start at post 1671 and go on through about 1950.
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Wild Man Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 8:44:52 PM PST · by wattsup · 26 replies · 155+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterward. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert told...
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 4:02:22 PM PST · by Matthew James · 117 replies · 563+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>January 27, 2004 -- EXETER, N.H. - Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p>
  • Franken clashes with Dean heckler

    01/28/2004 10:12:07 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 270+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Could Al Franken's life take an unfunny turn? The liberal comedian may have crossed the line after brawling with hecklers during a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire.</p> <p>Though accounts of the fracas vary, the beefy comedian essentially bearhugged, then brought down an agitated Lyndon LaRouche supporter who screamed Mr. Dean was "a liar" from the back of the Palace Theatre in Manchester, where the Democratic presidential hopeful took questions.</p>
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 143 replies · 738+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...
  • IRS Asked To Investigate Pro-Kerry Church Rallies

    10/26/2004 12:13:01 PM PDT · by natelivingston · 48 replies · 3,209+ views
    Americans United today asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate events that appeared to be efforts to boost the candidacy of Sen. John F. Kerry at two churches in "swing states" on Oct. 24.
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • [from 2010] The Day Democrats Dumped the Antiwar Movement

    09/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    University of Michigan 2010 study via First Things Blog ^ | March 2010 | Fabio Rojas and Michael Heany
    <p>There's been a lot of talk about the absence of a strong and visible anti-war movement, the way there was during the George W. Bush Presidency.</p> <p>While there are protests against intervention in Syria, in general the movement seems to be a lot weaker under Obama.</p>
  • OUT OF ENERGY -- Kerry's Energy Plan Independent Of Reality

    10/11/2004 6:25:43 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 20 replies · 827+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | October 11, 2004 | RNC Research
    Monday, October 11, 2004 Out Of Energy   OUT OF ENERGYKerry's Energy PlanIndependent Of Reality______________________________________________________KERRY'S OWN ADVISERS SCOFF AT KERRY'S IDEAS ON ENERGY INDEPENDENCEKerry Energy Advisers Believe Kerry's Energy Plan Is "Unrealistic And Misleading."  "The idea of a United States independent of Middle East oil is a touchstone of Senator John Kerry's campaign and a huge crowd pleaser, but has divided and exasperated many of his most experienced energy advisers.  Some advisers say they worry that Mr. Kerry's focus on freeing the United States from reliance on oil from the Persian Gulf, the linchpin of the energy plan he released...
  • The Kerry Line: Kerry Supports Offshore Drilling in Florida

    04/23/2004 2:07:29 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 319+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | April 23, 2004
      "I am committed to preserving Florida's natural beauty … There is no ambiguity in my position on drilling off the coast of Florida." - President Bush, 4/23/04 Kerry Supports Offshore Drilling In Florida Kerry Says He Favors Drilling Off The Coast Of Florida. "But Kerry said he would be in favor of drilling off the coast of Florida. 'I support oil drilling in the right places,' Kerry said. 'There is a capacity to protect what we have today - the protections for the coast of Florida - and still be able to drill in those locations where they're already...
  • ANWR drilling no solution to gasoline costs, Kerry says

    03/31/2004 11:41:20 AM PST · by KQQL · 113 replies · 2,513+ views
    adn.com ^ | March 31, 2004 | LIZ RUSKIN
    <p>WASHINGTON -- While blaming President Bush for the high price of gasoline, his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it is no solution.</p> <p>"We deserve an administration that doesn't fake it to the American people and pretend that somehow by drilling in the Alaska wildlife refuge we can deal with the problems of America," Kerry, D-Mass., told university students in San Diego. "We can't provide the supply of oil America needs from the Alaska wildlife refuge or from any other source in the United States, because we only have 3 percent of the world's oil reserves."</p>
  • “That black stuff is hurting us.” Sen. John Kerry on oil

    03/30/2004 6:24:11 PM PST · by GailA · 13 replies · 3,093+ views
    House Resource Committee ^ | not given | unknown
    “That black stuff is hurting us.” ---Sen. John Kerry on oil (Greenwire) Washington, DC – U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is quoted in today’s edition of Greenwire as saying, “that black stuff is hurting us,” with regard to oil. Members of the House Committee on Resources found the Senator’s comment absurd. “John Kerry is dead wrong,” Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-CA) said. “Oil doesn’t hurt Americans; John Kerry’s anti-energy policies hurt Americans. In fact, this is exactly the kind of rhetoric and bad policy that has led to the outsourcing of good American energy jobs. Last year alone, the United...
  • Kerry stated he will drill ANWR! "we‘re going to be drilling all over the United States."

    02/20/2004 7:44:21 AM PST · by SirFishalot · 15 replies · 316+ views
    MSNBC ^ | James Hoffa on HardBall
    MATTHEWS: How about ANWR? You guys want to see ANWR because you want to see guys working in your business. I guess there‘s a lot of Teamsters jobs up there lined up and organized, if you could put a pipeline up to the Alaska wilderness. He is against that. HOFFA: Well, we talked about that. He says, look, I am against ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in and we‘re going to drill like never before. (CROSSTALK) MATTHEWS: What, are they going to run water through it? (CROSSTALK) HOFFA: ... more jobs than the ANWR would have...
  • Hardball Transcript Hoffa Claims Kerry supports ANWR

    02/18/2004 11:23:51 AM PST · by finnman69 · 8 replies · 286+ views
    MATTHEWS: How about ANWR? You guys want to see ANWR because you want to see guys working in your business. I guess there‘s a lot of Teamsters jobs up there lined up and organized, if you could put a pipeline up to the Alaska wilderness. He is against that. HOFFA: Well, we talked about that. He says, look, I am against ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in and we‘re going to drill like never before. (CROSSTALK) MATTHEWS: What, are they going to run water through it? (CROSSTALK) HOFFA: ... more jobs than the ANWR would have...
  • DIRTY DEAL: WHAT THE TEAMSTERS WANT FROM GEORGE W.

    03/28/2002 9:10:29 AM PST · by flim-flam · 13 replies · 755+ views
    The New Republic Online ^ | 03.21.02 | John B. Judis
    It's not hard to figure out why the Bush administration and the Republican congressional leadership are wooing the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. They want the union to lobby for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling. And they really want support and endorsements in states like Michigan and Ohio, where the union's members may hold the balance of power in key House and Senate races—and even in the 2004 presidential election. Less well understood is why Teamster President James P. Hoffa—who endorsed Al Gore and agrees with the Democrats on most issues—is courting the Republicans right back....
  • White House Can't Win ANWR Debate, Says Environmentalist

    03/02/2002 5:49:50 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 31 replies · 282+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 2/27/02 | Matt Pyeatt
    As the U.S. Senate prepared Wednesday to debate the nation's energy needs, environmental groups blasted the Republican plan to drill for oil in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge and said the White House lacked enough votes to win Senate passage of the measure. The ANWR drilling provision appeared headed for passage in the Senate Energy Committee earlier this month until Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) yanked the entire bill from the committee and moved it directly to the Senate floor. At the time, Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), the ranking Republican on the Energy panel, said he had "never seen ...
  • Ventura Speaks Out For Kerry

    10/29/2004 6:24:14 AM PDT · by brbethke · 44 replies · 910+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 10/29/04 | Tom Webb
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura ripped President Bush on Thursday for mismanaging the war in Iraq, for burdening future generations with a huge national debt, and for blah blah blah blah blah... (kindly excuse the hasty and sloppy scan)
  • Ventura: Bush falls short on separation of church, state

    10/28/2004 3:31:22 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 55 replies · 1,024+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 10-28-04 | AP
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is silent no more on why he's supporting John Kerry for president. Unleashing a strong attack against President Bush, Ventura appeared at Century Technical College in Oakdale Thursday to encourage young people to vote. He signed Kerry-Edwards posters but wouldn't answer questions from reporters.
  • Speechless no more, Ventura stumps for Kerry at colleges

    10/28/2004 1:45:53 PM PDT · by dave k · 37 replies · 914+ views
    St Paul Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 10/28/04 | Patrick Condon
    WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is silent no more on why he's supporting Sen. John Kerry for president. Unleashing a strong attack against President Bush, Ventura appeared at Century College, a community and technical college in White Bear Lake, to encourage young people to vote. He signed Kerry-Edwards posters but wouldn't answer questions from reporters.
  • Jesse Ventura Endorses Kerry

    10/22/2004 6:22:26 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 84 replies · 1,511+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 10-22-04 | Not given
    Jesse Ventura endorses Kerry Updated: 10/22/2004 06:00:30 PM - VIDEO ST. PAUL - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. The announcement was made during a 30-minute news conference at the State Office Building. The former Minnesota Governor was there, but did not make any comments. Just days ago, Ventura had said that he did not plan to support Kerry or President Bush this election year. Also at the news conference was former Maine Gov. Angus King, who was the only other third-party governor during Ventura's years in office. He said Ventura changed his...
  • Jesse Ventura endorses Kerry

    10/22/2004 1:20:36 PM PDT · by ProudConservativeAmerican · 82 replies · 1,850+ views
    ST. PAUL - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.
  • JESSE VENTURA ENDORSES KERRY

    10/22/2004 10:40:04 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 135 replies · 2,912+ views
    KSTP ^ | 10/22/04
    ST. PAUL - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. The announcement was made during a 30-minute news conference at the State Office Building. The former Minnesota was there, but did not make any comments. Just days ago, Ventura had said that he did not plan to support Kerry or President Bush this election year. Also at the news conference was former Maine Gov. Angus King, who was the only other third-party governor during Ventura's years in office. He said Ventura changed his mind and decided to endorse Kerry. Organizers didn't even know Ventura...
  • OBAMA’S BLUNDER: MISSING LIBYAN SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES (Huge threat to America)

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • 'Swift Boat' Veteran Who Defended Kerry Stripped of Silver Star By Judson Berger

    07/27/2011 10:12:56 PM PDT · by Mach9 · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 27, 2011 | Judson Berger
    A Vietnam veteran who defended Sen. John Kerry against "Swift Boat" attacks in the 2004 presidential race has been stripped of his Silver Star by the Navy -- more than a year after he was sentenced to prison on a child pornography charge. But the Silver Star wasn't stripped from Wade Sanders because of the child porn conviction, per se.
  • Mark Shields: I've Never Heard a Democratic Leader Accuse Bush of Lying US Into War

    11/21/2010 7:29:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 108 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 20, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist and PBS regular Mark Shields on Friday actually said on national television that he has never heard a Democratic leader or presidential candidate accuse former President George W. Bush of lying America into the Iraq War. This was said in response to Charles Krauthammer telling his fellow "Inside Washington" panelists that this all too common media assertion is the "essential untruth of this decade" (video follows with transcript and commentary): GORDON PETERSON, HOST: What’s happened to honest objective reporting? EVAN THOMAS, NEWSWEEK: Well, I’m not sure there ever was honest objective reporting, but there is an interesting thing...
  • National Enquirer: GRAND JURY TO INDICT (John) EDWARDS

    03/03/2010 7:37:10 AM PST · by maggief · 47 replies · 1,310+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | March 3, 2010
    The ultimate fall from grace, a Federal grand jury is about to indict John Edwards, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. In another shocker, close sources say Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth could help send the former presidential candidate to jail! Edwards, the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, is being investigated by the feds, including the FBI and IRS, for possible campaign violations related to paying his mistress Rielle Hunter. The grand jury has been meeting since April 2009, and insiders say an indictment is imminent. "John is terrified that he's going to be indicted," a friend told The ENQUIRER. "While he believes...
  • From America's First Black President to Second Black President (Part 2 of 3)

    01/10/2010 6:08:19 PM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 347+ views
    Justin Washington, the Blogger ^ | 01/08/2010 | Justin Washington
    By the time it was ready for the 2004 presidential election, the Democrats’ “every man’s” presidential candidate, John Forbes Kerry (aka “Lurch”) was not only Bush’s distant cousin but also his challenger for the White House. (Whoever said inbreeding doesn’t result in odd genetic mutations?) Lurch’s biggest claim to fame is that as an ambitious, young man, he served in Viet Nam for several months then spent the rest of his life as a professional politian — sort of like a ward of the state only with a nicer title and better perks. He was also the only known...
  • THE GOOD DOCTOR? (DEAN-MAINE GOVERNOR(D)SNEAKS AWAY FROM FANCY DEMOCRATIC SHINDIG)

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • Election Turnout in 2004 Was Highest Since 1968 Saturday, January 15, 2005

    11/03/2008 12:13:33 AM PST · by tallyhoe · 9 replies · 924+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 15, 2005 | By Brian Faler
    The final numbers are in -- and turnout in the 2004 presidential election, it seems, was a bit more impressive than previously believed. The Committee for the Study of the American Electorate reported yesterday that more than 122 million people voted in the November election, a number that translates into the highest turnout -- 60.7 percent -- since 1968. Turnout was 6.4 percent higher than in 2000, the largest uptick in voter participation since the 1952 election. The numbers are a bit higher than the research group's initial estimates, which were based on unofficial tallies and released days after the...
  • 'Mystery' Man Lends Support to Obama (Michael Signator)

    10/21/2008 12:03:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1,948+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/19/08
    He's the star of bulletins chronicling Barack Obama's movements, one of only a few nonrelatives to consistently get time with the Democratic candidate for president and a trusted confidant who has shared some of the most pivotal moments of Obama's career with him. Yet journalists who have followed Obama's campaign for the better part of two years don't know what he looks like, staffers who have logged countless hours traveling with Team Obama didn't even know he works for the campaign and there's never been a story in a major media outlet about him. He is Michael Signator, an aide...
  • THIS RACE IS WINNABLE!!!

    10/14/2008 9:10:48 PM PDT · by WestFlorida · 45 replies · 1,618+ views
    Let me be clear, we are without a doubt behind in this race. The odds are definitely against us, but then again with the right/wrong numbers the way they have been and presidential approval numbers very low, we knew this for over a year. I believe the same party has held the white house three elections in a row only twice the last 100 years. But taking all those things into account, along with the fact that we have BEEN OUTSPENT 3 TO 1. That is about to change, with the RNC committing to about 7.5 million a day along...
  • SECURITY NET SNARES TIMES SQUARE VAN (2 Pakistanis on FBI Watch List)

    08/27/2004 5:31:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies · 2,824+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/27/04 | LARRY CELONA and ANDY GELLER
    The heightened security for the Republican convention resulted in four Pakistani students from St. John's University being detained in Times Square last night. The four, who were in a burgundy van, were taken into custody shortly after 5 p.m. outside the Marriott Marquis hotel on Broadway and West 45th Street after cops thought they were acting suspiciously. They were questioned for at least seven hours at the Midtown North precinct on West 54th Street while anxious relatives waited outside. Police sources said two of the students were on an FBI watch list.
  • It's not red state vs blue state—It's red county vs blue county (small town America)

    09/06/2008 7:23:52 AM PDT · by StAntKnee · 30 replies · 619+ views
    Vanity | Nov. 16, 2004 | Vanity
    Map of the US after the 2004 presidential election shows where the winning votes have to come from. Victory comes from counties and small towns. McCain and Palin have to carry them all plus enough from the cities to reach the tipping point. THAT is why Palin's small-town roots are spot-on. Sorry, no USA Today link accepted but maybe below will help. Prepare to see red. http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2004/countymap.htm
  • Bin Laden Appears on New Tape

    10/29/2004 1:27:53 PM PDT · by jrmink · 131 replies · 5,892+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-29-04 | Jrmink
    WASHINGTON — The Arab television station Al-Jazeera is broadcasting a new tape from Al Qaeda (search) leader Usama bin Laden (search). Multiple sources told FOX News that the 18-minute videotape is authentic and said its release was timed to coincide with Tuesday's presidential elections. Bin Laden makes reference to recent conflicts in Iraq and addresses the American people directly, sources said. U.S. officials said the tape appears to have been made recently. Bin Laden is speaking from a lectern and he talks about threats to the United States and he says that President Bush will not protect the American people...
  • WI 2004 Election irregularities investigative report by Milwaukee Police

    02/26/2008 2:50:17 PM PST · by ADSUM · 20 replies · 875+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2/26/2008 | G Borowski
    The Milwaukee Police Department has issued an investigative report on a host of election irregularities surrounding the 2004 presidential election in Milwaukee. The report, which covers many issues first reported by the Journal Sentinel in early 2005, provides a look at the level to which police investigated the problems, which included a gap of several thousand more votes counted than people recorded as having voted.
  • The Truth About the Swift Boat Vets and Kerry's Deceit

    02/14/2008 12:25:11 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 65 replies · 467+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 14, 2008 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    "I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty." Who can forget this now-infamous July 29, 2004, Democratic National Convention acceptance speech when the party's nominee publicly set his course for the next few months? "At the heart of the 2004 presidential campaign was a long-deferred national debate over whether American troops had systematically committed war crimes in Vietnam, as John Kerry and other activists had insisted, and as Hollywood, the media and much of the American public had long assumed," begins Chapter One of To Set the Record Straight: How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John...
  • To Set The Record Straight

    01/24/2008 8:56:32 PM PST · by The Shrew · 14 replies · 626+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | Henry Mark Holzer
    If John Kerry had been elected President of the United States in November 2004, especially with the incoming majority Democrat Congress, it is highly likely that Iraq would be in the midst of a civil war, Iran’s regional influence would have increased, Israel would be in more jeopardy than it is now, two Supreme Court seats would be occupied by clones of John Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead of by John Roberts and Samuel Alito, judicial decisions would have given even more “rights” to enemy combatants, domestic entitlements and earmarks would have skyrocketed, the Bush tax cuts would be...
  • Dolly creator Prof Ian Wilmut shuns cloning (no need to destroy human cloned embryos)

    11/17/2007 1:31:28 PM PST · by enough_idiocy · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Nov. 16, 2007 | Roger Highfield
    The scientist who created Dolly the sheep, a breakthrough that provoked headlines around the world a decade ago, is to abandon the cloning technique he pioneered to create her. [H]e has decided not to pursue a licence to clone human embryos, which he was awarded just two years ago, as part of a drive to find new treatments for the devastating degenerative condition, Motor Neuron disease. His inspiration comes from the research by Prof Shinya Yamanaka at Kyoto University, which suggests a way to create human embryo stem cells without the need for human eggs, which are in extremely short...
  • Leaked Bush memo 'aimed at Kerry' (British civil servant leaked Oval Office talks)

    04/30/2007 5:09:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies · 2,831+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/30/07 | BBC
    A civil servant who leaked a secret memo about George W. Bush wanted it to be seen by US presidential candidate John Kerry, the Old Bailey heard. David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, is said to have passed a highly sensitive document detailing talks between Mr. Bush and Tony Blair to Leo O'Connor. Mr. Keogh told jurors the contents of the memo had preyed on his mind. Mr. Keogh and Mr. O'Connor, 44, also of Northampton, deny three charges under the Official Secrets Act. Mr. Keogh had been asked to copy out the memo for distribution to high-ranking UK officials. The...
  • For Most Bush Voters, No Regrets After 2 Years

    05/02/2007 11:21:18 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 48 replies · 1,754+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 2, 2007 | JANET ELDER
    George W. Bush was elected to a second term by a big majority of Republicans, half of political independents and 11 percent of Democrats. Now, more than two years later, the majority of those voters say they are satisfied with the Bush presidency. But some have lost faith, and those who have say it is because they can no longer back Mr. Bush’s support of the war in Iraq. Fifty-eight percent of Mr. Bush’s voters say their feelings about the administration can best be described as satisfied but not enthusiastic. Nine percent said they are enthusiastic. But 26 percent said...
  • Manny Aragon, three others indicted in kickback scheme (Prominent NM Democrat Politicos)

    03/29/2007 3:41:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 87 replies · 3,913+ views
    Albuquerque KOB-TV Channel 4 ^ | March 29, 2007 | Todd Dukart
    Four people were indicted Thursday in an alleged kickback scheme that?s at the core of the debate over the firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. Former state Senate President Pro Tem Manny Aragon, Toby Martinez, Raul Parra and Sandra Mata Martinez all face charges. The U.S. attorney?s office in Albuquerque says Marc Schiff, Ken Schultz and Manuel Guara had already entered guilty pleas in the case. Investigators say the kickbacks were related to the construction of the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courthouse in Albuquerque. Iglesias believes he was fired as the federal prosecutor for New Mexico for resisting pressure from Senator...
  • Kerry Prepares Another White House Run

    01/09/2007 8:35:25 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 74 replies · 1,868+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2007 | Chris Cillizza
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has maintained a decidedly low profile following his self-described botched joke in the run-up to the 2006 midterm elections. Many observers concluded that Kerry's silence meant he had given up his dream of becoming the first Democrat since Adlai Stevenson to be renominated by his party four years after losing a presidential race. Wrong. Kerry has recently begun to bolster his Senate and campaign staff in preparation for what some Kerry insiders insist is a likely run for president. Kerry has signed on Erik Smith to serve as a senior adviser to his Senate campaign committee...
  • MONICA MADNESS:BUBBA'S DEM CHIEF BARES HILL TENSION (McAwful book to detail Arafat leg-rub, etc)

    01/06/2007 11:54:44 AM PST · by Stoat · 63 replies · 3,887+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 6, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    MONICA MADNESS BUBBA'S DEM CHIEF BARES HILL TENSION By MAGGIE HABERMAN     (snip)Bill Clinton described that time period as "absolute living hell," McAuliffe said. He uses the book to claim that Kerry, who lost his 2004 challenge to President Bush, had a bumbling and wavering campaign team that was tripped up by a smoother machine. "I thought the decision of the Kerry campaign to back off any real criticism of Bush was one of the biggest acts of political malpractice in the history of American politics," McAuliffe wrote. (snip)McAuliffe says Kerry's aides wanted to oust him as party...
  • Cheney says U.S. is lucky Kerry lost

    11/01/2006 1:21:01 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 15 replies · 1,360+ views
    UPI ^ | November 1, 2006
    Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday told a Montana audience the United States is lucky Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., lost the 2004 presidential race. Cheney told supporters in Flathead, Mont., that Kerry's remarks to students at Pasadena City College in California Monday constituted a "swipe at the U.S. military." Kerry said he flubbed a joke about President Bush when he warned students to study hard and be smart -- or they "might get stuck in Iraq." Cheney recalled Kerry last year accused U.S. soldiers of "terrorizing" children in Iraq. He said the senator is always lecturing about "nuances," adding Kerry apparently...
  • Strickland Pushed By National Education Association-"The Governor Gambit"(Inside the NEA)

    10/08/2006 5:33:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies · 1,229+ views
    NEA Today(Article is members only) ^ | October 2006 | Mary Ellen Flannery
    "This November, as dozens of state governors ask for your vote, ask yourself this: Do they deserve it? In states like Wisconsin, Maine and Michigan, NEA members see their governors finding money for programs and salaries, protecting jobs from privatization, and making sure students get what they need. (Can your colleagues in California say the same? We think not.) Yes, governors do make a big difference. And so do you, when you say yea or nay to them on the ballot................... Ohio U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland TWO WORDS: OEA alum THREE ISSUES: 1) WHO HE IS: Strickland is a psychologist...
  • Dan Walters: IRS crackdown on church for anti-war sermon raises hackles

    09/22/2006 8:16:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,131+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/22/6 | Dan Walters
    A couple of days before the 2004 presidential election, an Episcopal clergyman named George Regas delivered a sermon to congregants in Pasadena in the form of a mock debate among Jesus, President Bush and Democratic candidate John Kerry over the Iraq war. Regas left no doubt about his anti-war sentiments, saying that Jesus would have told Bush that the war "has led to disaster," but did not specifically endorse anyone in the election. Eight months later, however, All Saints Episcopal Church received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service declaring "a reasonable belief ... that you may not be a...
  • NEWSWEEK “Isikoffed” the Gonzales Memo (re: Geneva Convention)

    09/18/2006 8:13:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies · 3,113+ views
    http://patterico.com/ ^ | September 18, 2006 | Patrick Frey
    NEWSWEEK “Isikoffed” the Gonzales Memo Since Christopher Hitchens is correcting old Dowdified quotes, I thought I’d correct one myself. This one, from a 2004 NEWSWEEK article, is a major Dowdification — in my view, every bit as egregious as Dowd’s original. What’s more, it’s still influencing lefties even today. Worse, unlike Dowd’s alteration of a Bush quote, the NEWSWEEK story didn’t even use an ellipsis to indicate what was missing. By altering an Alberto Gonzales quote in this way, NEWSWEEK managed to make Gonzales and the Bush Administration appear unreasonably dismissive of the Geneva Convention. The story was co-authored by...